Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Mutiny on the bounty



Hello everyone! I would like to start off by thanking all of you for your kindness regarding my last post and also for those of you that were so supportive about yesterday's guest post at Tish Jett's amazing blog, A Femme d'un Certain Age. For those of you that missed it, you can see it here.

Now, most of you might know that I avoid covering our markets in Arles like the plague even if they are some of the very finest in Provence. It is just too cliché! And I do try from falling into those traps but just like the allure of lavender, there are elements that are too beautiful to be denied. So a little mutiny against my own overly controlling captain. This morning as I strolled with my Sister through the market, the light absolutely caressed the veggies, bounced off the freshly baked loaves of pain and lit up the honey like stained glass. 

Hoping that you all are enjoying the finest of your season, wherever you are...








27 comments:

  1. Well, I'm so happy that you decided to go against your own grain and take us to the market with you. Those tomatoes are a work of art and I can smell the peaches and melons from here. Missed your guest post yesterday! Must pop by check it out.
    Happy summer Wednesday. Hope you and your sister have a glorious day. XO

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    1. Thanks Jeanne! Today (Thursday) is our last and I will make the most of it!

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  2. Hello Heather

    Your words are enough to whet the appetite of even the most satiated viewers of markets in France
    The bread looks delicious and so reasonably. I admore the reflected light on the melons, sheer magic

    Helen

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    1. Helen, you would be so inspired by all of the colors and ambiance--I am sure!

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  3. What Bliss! Roasted Garlic slathered across sliced Fresh Tomatoes that are shingled atop a thin slice of grilled Fresh Bread...all dressed with a drizzle of Olive Oil. A chilled wine, sunset, and the people (and dogs) you love humming around you.

    Thank you for a lovely post! I am pleasantly satiated.

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    1. Linda, I love how you pulled together the best of what I saw to make a wonderful meal! :)

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  4. Bread, honey, tomatoes (already! we won't see those here for a few more weeks) -- Looks like heaven to me. Your post on A femme D'une.... was fabulous. One of the benefits of getting older is becoming more comfortable in your own skin.

    And, I confess, I looked in the archives for The Sartorialist under "red hair" in case you were there. Don't think I found you though.

    XXX

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    1. You are too funny! Judith, this was a loooong time ago-as in early 90s!

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  5. Now Heather you have lead me astray with your title. Here was I, thinking you were going on a nautical trip somewhere, to the pacific perhaps! Visions of pineapples danced in my head.
    So I chuckled when I see you are mutineering against yourself. And it is a bountiful supply of deliciousness. It's no wonder it has become a cliche, because it is so charming. Xx

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    1. Oh, if I were going on a trip to the Pacific, I know EXACTLY where it would be and you would be the first to know! ;)

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  6. Our season is so horridly hot this year that all our veggies are dropping, as I am. I would love to stroll around a market just like the one in your photos - no matter if it is too cliched.

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    1. Loree, it is quite hot here too and I admit I bought my salad at the grocery store because all at the market were far too droopy!

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  7. Heather, your blog yesterday @ A Femme...was awesome. You have a brilliant way with words and also a joy to read. The difference between your Mutiny on the bounty and my long hidden ancestor's Mutiny on the Bounty, you know when its time to loosen up and check out the ripe tomatoes and melons. If only that infamous Captain had loosen the noose and let his men checked out the local tomatoes or breadfruits...lol..., he wouldn't have been afloat on a tiny boat in the wide deep Pacific. I'm hungry just by looking at those wonderful produce. A slice from one of those pain au...with honey, yummy.

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    1. Holy Cow kabayoz, you have ancestors that were involved with the original Bounty? That is an incredible story and so fascinating how it turned out in the end. And yes, I agree, if only he hadn't been quite so stubborn...
      Thank you so much for your kind compliment about my guest post--I was really excited to do it!

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  8. That honey looks like citrines to me. Amazing. And, did you have the professional photographer with you? Just beautiful, I can almost smell those peaches. xx's

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    1. No, my dear Marsha, it was just Robin and I--but I am always on my own when taking my photos even when Remi is there--too independent for my own good!
      xo

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  9. This is so beautiful! I wish I were there! Yes, we are enjoying our own garden's bounty! I'm actually making fig preserves in the morning! A true first for me! Love hearing about your life…it sounds amazing and I for one would LOVE to be at those markets but I understand if you live there it must be different! Thanks for sharing these gorgeous pics!

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    1. Carolyn, you are amazing! I am far, far too lazy to make my own jam even though everyone does here. How did it turn out?

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous images. (Oh, the fruits and bread... )

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  11. Your photos are making me ache for our summer holiday in Provence, which we had to forgo this year. I can smell that special mix of roasted chicken and overscented soaps found at the market in Bonnieux :) I'm making soupe au pistou for dinner tonight to try to capture some southern sunshine. Now off to check out your post at Une femme d'un certain âge...

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  12. Gorgeous.....pictures so redolent of their subjects they are almost fragrant! Rx

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  13. I'm so glad you went to your market because it reminded me I needed to go to ours but it doesn't look nearly as wonderful as this. Dylan and I just got back from getting fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and fresh made bread...we have a meal!

    XX
    Debra~

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  14. How fabulous- lovely, lovely photos.
    I am visiting Paris soon and I can't wait to troll the markets!

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  15. It's been a few days,and I still expect to see Ben peeking out behind those jars of honey.

    Beautiful photos

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    1. Ah, this made me laugh! He is always, always around. It is true! Just look at my most recent post. I would probably put him in all of them if I thought I could get away with it...

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  16. I've obviously been far toooo busy as I have missed all these wonderful posts - when I stand in front of the garlic in Woolworths I will have a whole different image in my head in future!! cheers!!!

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